Civil Service Local is working with the Cranfield Trust locally and is looking for people to share their skills and expertise to help a non-profit organisation grow This is a fantastic way to gain an understanding of voluntary organisations and social issues close to home.
It’s no easy task to run a charity these days. Budgets are tight, regulatory standards are high and demands are complex. The Cranfield Trust helps charities by finding and matching volunteers to meet their needs and supporting them to get the best possible results. Could you be that person?
The challenge of finding effective solutions to improve people’s lives with limited resources will put your business skills to the test. There will be a diverse range of issues - for example could you help draft a business plan, advise on HR issues, help manage the all-important budget, complete paperwork for a grant – the list is endless yet it’s tasks we are familiar with and complete on a regular basis.
The projects are flexibly tailored to fit around your work and other commitments. As a volunteer consultant, you will typically provide five to seven days’ time over a few months to a year and will have a dedicated Cranfield Trust Project Manager to support you.
George Gibbons, the project manager for the north east, said,
You may be wondering what’s the catch? Well in all honesty there isn’t one. We are funded by voluntary donations. Our vision is for all voluntary organisations providing vital services to have the management expertise they need to help them thrive. We provide support to around 1,000 charities and community organisations each year benefiting at least 1.5 million people in need. We welcome the opportunity to build a strong working relationships with civil servants in the area and I look forward to meeting and supporting volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering or want further details please contact Anna Bradley.